As months pass by you have noticed that your workload is increasing and that you need help but you’re unsure who to look for, how to find the help for you and your business?
Well don’t worry anymore below are tips on what to consider when hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA)
- Decide what you want to outsource.
List down recurring tasks that you have been doing and identify which tasks you can teach your virtual assistant(VA)
- Categorize your tasks in terms of value
The purpose of this is to come up with the right job description for the VA you will hire. Any task you undertake and is making you less money in an hour should be on top of your list. Delegate those tasks to your VA and focus your time on tasks that you consider to bring in more cash
- Prepare training videos
Make videos about the tasks you need to delegate to your VA. These videos should contain a detailed step-by-step guide on how to complete your tasks with minimal supervision.
Applications you can use to record videos include:
- Choose a project management software
The benefit of using management software is to make it easy to plan out tasks, see and track exactly what your VA is doing and when.
Applications you can use for project management include:
- Consider Location
One of the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant is that location and time zone don’t matter but choose a location where it’s easier to communicate with your VA online.
- Choose a Budget
Have a budget in mind before choosing and interviewing VAs who offer rates you can’t afford. By doing so you will minimize time wastage.
- Conduct Interviews
Create a list of questions before your appointment, and do follow-up questions based on the candidates’ responses.
Applications you can use to conduct interviews include: